system clean. he would have, during the campaign. insisted that petraeus go immediately. that would have been at least a distracter during the campaign. the republicans are going to say get rid of petraeus. a national hero. >> bill: if i'm the president, what i would do, as soon as i learned that my cia chief is under investigation for compromise situation, and it's not just the affair, it's the computer was used by people, and stuff was here and there. i basically have him take a leave of absence. i get him out of there. even while the investigation is underway. that's what i do as president. i think that's what you would do, too. as soon as you learn about, hey there is something. >> no. i would fire him immediately. >> bill: without proof? without knowing what he did or didn't do? i don't think that would be fair. >> once he had the emails. >> bill: right, once they had evidence yard, then certainly, so what you are basically saying is that they kept this thing buried until after the election, fearing that any revelation might hurt the president. that's what your accusations are. >> yes. and at least be a distraction.